US Coast Guard commandant to visit Vietnam

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 Deputy defense minister Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) in a meeting with US ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius in Hanoi on July 27, 2015. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre
Paul Zukunft, the current Commandant of the US Coast Guard, is scheduled to visit Vietnam this September, US ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius said in a meeting with deputy defense minister Nguyen Chi Vinh on Monday.
The bilateral meeting took place on the sideline of an international workshop on the United Nations’ peacekeeping missions in Hanoi the same day, Tuoi Tre reported.
Vinh welcomed the planned visit by Zukunft and conveyed his regards to Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh, who has just returned to Vietnam after medical treatment in France.
Vinh said Vietnam is planning to release a national location map of landmine and UXOs contamination with the support of the US in the coming time.
The two sides said they were pleased with the development of the Vietnam-US cooperative relations.

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